Please forgive me if I keep telling you about our trip to Hiawassee a few weeks ago. I really don't get out much! I noticed some signs there for the Georgia Mountain Fair. I looked it up to see who might be performing this summer. To my surprise, Brenda Lee will be there on July 18th and Peter Noone with Herman's Hermits will perform on July 24th. Gee, I wish I could see them both.
Brenda Lee is also a Georgia girl. She was born in Atlanta and she lived much of her childhood in Lithonia, which is very close to Conyers! Brenda Lee began performing at a very young age. When her father died she became the main financial support for her family at the age of ten. During the 1960's she had 47 US chart hits, being ranked 4th during that time only surpassed by Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Ray Charles. Pretty good company!
Brenda Lee has always enjoyed great popularity in the United Kingdom. In fact, her opening act in the UK in the early 60's was,,, The Beatles!
THE BRITISH INVASION! If you don't know what that means, you didn't live during the 1960's. I loved all the British bands! The Beatles were a huge favorite, but I loved them all including Herman's Hermits. The most wonderful thing, we also had great American bands and singers and all of this was playing on the radio, all at the same time! It was wonderful, truly it was and even as a kid, I thought it was a special time for music.
Peter Noone has been the lead singer and front man for Herman's Hermits since the age of 15. Born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, he attended college in Manchester and was on a very popular soap opera in England, "Coronation Street"! He won the Outstanding Young Musician Award at the Manchester School of Music.
I wonder if Brenda Lee and Peter Noone are friends? They should be, they have the background of being in the music business from a very young age!
The mountains are calling to me again, in more ways than one!
P.S. The Georgia Mountain Fairground does not know me from a hole in the ground.